Artie- A twelve-year old Italian Greyhound in New Jersey
Artie, who turned twelve this past September and weighs twenty-three pounds, is in the care of Italian Greyhound Place. With the same family since puppyhood, the birth of two children, one year apart, significantly impacted the attention Artie's people were able to give him, with walks, play, and cuddles estimated to be 5 - 10% of what they once were. In addition, Artie no longer seemed happy and appeared to be experiencing stress when the children were crying or making noise when playing. A home with older, or no, children would be best for Artie.
Artie is housetrained, and will whine when he needs to go out. When left alone, Artie is accustomed to staying in an enclosed space with an open crate such as a kitchen or laundry room, or in a closed crate. Artie is consistently accident-free in his "room," but if left alone with free roam of the house, accidents tend to occur.
This guy loves to go for walks and, although he will pull slightly at times, is basically good on-leash. He is good with other dogs, cats, and people; enjoys cuddling under blankets; tends to be alert; and at twelve-years of age, still has a fairly high level of energy and, in addition to walks, enjoys playing. Artie has a fantastic personality - kind, loving, and sweet. He loves to be by his person's side and makes for a wonderful companion.
If you are interested in sharing Artie's senior years with him, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed 12/1/13)
Koby - An almost eight-year old Italian Greyhound in New York
After becoming aware of certain undesirable aspects of the care Koby was receiving from his adoptive family, he has been welcomed back to Italian Greyhound Place. Koby is a sweet, loving dog who needs a forever home.
This guy is a "biggy iggy" who should weigh approximately twenty-three pounds and, when he does, as his original listing indicated, "it is a pleasure to see him in motion." Unfortunately, when Koby re-entered our care, he topped the scales at thirty-nine pounds. Needless to say, he needs to lose weight, which is being accomplished with a combination of exercise and diet. Even with the excess weight, Koby is quite agile and enjoys playing and going for walks - in the past, he also enjoyed jogging; something he would probably enjoy again once his weight is reduced some. *Update: Koby has lost ten pounds and now weighs twenty-nine pounds.
Koby is housetrained and will even whine to let you know that he has to go out. He is also crate trained, good on-leash, and travels nicely by car. Once Koby bonds with you, he will give hugs and cuddle next to you, occasionally jumping into your lap for shared together time. Koby is good with people, including children, other dogs, and cats. Koby is once again proving to be a quick learner, and wants to please.
This handsome boy has color dilution alopecia and, consequently, has hair loss predominantly on his back. Due to his skin coloration, the hair loss is not that noticeable and the condition does not affect his health. He also has a mild luxating patella that does not slow him down and rarely occurs. Please do not be deterred by these conditions or you will be missing out on a really terrific dog!
Dante - A ten-year old Italian Greyhound in New York - Adoption Pending
** Update (10/1/13) Dante is now consistently accident-free in his foster home! *Update (8/20/13): Dante has been accident-free in his foster home for over two weeks
Dante, who is in the care of Italian Greyhound Place, has received his basic vetting and, following his neutering and dental, will be ready for a forever home - Update: Dante came through with flying colors and is ready for his forever person! At ten-years of age, he has a moderate activity level and is an attentive, loyal, cuddly dog who enjoys being with “his” person.
Dante is quite versatile, traveling nicely by subway, bus, and car; is food motivated which, although fueling his desire to steal food from the resident dog, is an asset during training; easily makes friends with dogs and people, and is doing well with the resident cat. Although when out on walks Dante would initially bark when a dog was spotted, this behavior has basically ceased. Enjoying snuggling under covers (and looking quite cute doing so), Dante was originally a bit put off if stepped on by the resident dog, and would communicate his displeasure by snapping. However, when Dante is burrowed, the resident dog now walks around him and grumpiness is avoided.
Update: Dante recently spent a few weeks with a person planning to permanently adopt him (due to changing circumstances, the woman is no longer able to make that commitment), and this is what she indicated regarding Dante: "Dante had one accident over his weeks with me ((I had to lock him in my room without me and he peed because he couldn't be with me in the living room) and I had no experience of barking/aggression towards other dogs. He only wanted to play with them and almost never barked. He is very playful and loves running with other dogs at the park. He is very calm at home and has never barked inside. He has interacted with children without any problem and loves people. He is a truly wonderful dog."
This handsome guy enjoys receiving love and attention, and cuddling with his person. He needs a forever home where his loyalty will be returned, and he will truly be where he belongs. If you are interested in Dante, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed 8/12/13)
Spencer - A seven-year old Italian Greyhound in New York
Spencer, who is seven-years old and weighs fifteen pounds, is a delightful boy in the care of Italian Greyhound Place. Primarily surrendered due to a lack of housetraining, Spencer is doing exceptionally well here. An adopter willing and able to provide consistency and supervision is desired, especially during inclement weather. That said, he has, to date, been accident-free for seveeral weeks.
Spencer is very sweet and loving, responsive to requests, good with other dogs, friendly with people (does not tend to be timid), travels nicely in the car, and is crate trained. He is extremely good on-leash and enjoys walks and hikes. When initiating play with another dog, he will sometimes make little noises and barks from a play position. Although he will alert to someone at the door, he stops when requested to do so.
Please contact Italian Greyhound Place if you have an Italian Greyhound or Italian Greyhound mix that you would like to have listed.
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